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Recruitment Policy

Getting this wrong can be a very expensive mistake...

recruitment and selection

The recruitment and selection decision is of prime importance as the vehicle for obtaining the best possible person-to-job fit which will, when aggregated, contribute significantly towards your Company's success.

According to ACAS:

Recruiting people who are wrong for the organisation can lead to increased labour turnover, increased costs for the organisation, and lowering of morale in the existing workforce. Such people are likely to be discontented, unlikely to give of their best, and end up leaving voluntarily or involuntarily when their unsuitability becomes evident.

On this page we offer advice as well as a number of recruitment policies, tools and links to help you get the recruitment and selection decision right.

Free Recruitment Policy Template and Document Downloads

Recruitment and Selection Policy
This policy gives a general best practice approach to recruitment and selection policy and procedures which you can adapt for your organisation.

Recruitment and Selection Policy 2 This alternative recruitment and selection policy template is more specific in relation to equality and diversity issues.

7 Point Plan for Writing Effective Job Adverts
Some suggestions for writing the perfect job advert.

The Selection Challenge
Information on the most effective selection techniques

Job Description
A simple job description template in MS Word format.

Useful Links

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ACAS offers an excellent advisory booklet on recruitment and selection as well as access to a number of template documents for job descriptions and person specifications.

UK Government Website
Site which aims to help small businesses with employment issues.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills
These pages show best practice for each stage of the recruitment and selection process. You can read case studies from companies who’ve followed this advice and find out about the background to professional recruitment.